Tasty Thai @ Fuchsia, Bay Square

There’s no other dates I love than ones that involve catching up with a friend over delicious food. That’s exactly what we did at Fuchsia, a funky Thai joint in the middle of Bay Square.

Once you find building C you can take the elevator to Podium level where you’ll see Fuchsia right in front of you.


The restaurant has a lot of outdoor and indoor seating but due to it being in a business tower tends to be a little quieter on the weekends.

Due to the humidity we take a seat inside under the table with the brightest lights and glaze our eyes over the menu. It includes a monthly special menu which has some tantiliaing options including a lamb shank curry which we later order.


To quench my thirst I opt for the fresh coconut water which comes complete with a straw and a spoon for eating the flesh after the drink is finished. I like how they are already planning ahead. ūüėŹ


Our server for the evening assists us in choosing our appetizers, recommending the prawn cakes, the lemongrass chicken wings, the papaya salad and some dim sums. Prawn hargao is one of my all time favorites so I insisted that we try them and we weren’t disappointed. I could tell by the freshness that they were made in house and not just store bought frozen variety as I’ve tasted in other places.


Personally I thought the chicken wings were a little chewy but the seasoning was good. The prawn papaya salad had a nice kick thanks to the fresh chili slices but was light enough to eat a lot of. The prawn cakes were so compact and nothing like I was expecting. I think I’m more used to prawn toast.

As mentioned earlier for mains we opted for the monthly special, a very tender and very hearty lamb shank curry in a red sauce with chunks of potato and a side of brown rice which is actually black wild rice which looks purple. It comes served a little sticky which I love. ūüíú


We also tried the stir fry scallops which come served with a heap of veggies and scallops that are cut up rather than served whole, as well as a pad Thai which we ordered as chicken but gets served as prawn instead, both of which are so spicy for me I can feel steam coming out of my ears like in the cartoons.

My favorite main though was the lamb chops, which come topped with Thai herbs and spices and potatoes wedges which have a citrus kick which make my mouth water. Such a delectable dish and one I’d order again.

Too full for any dessert we sit and relax and let our food digest before moving on. I can now understand why Fuchsia is already a favorite amongst friends who live in the Business Bay Area.


Luckily for me there’s a branch in Barsha should I need my Thai fix.

Phone: 04 453 5403
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Have you tried Zengo’s revamped pan-asian menu?

Make no mistake, Zengo is located in Le Royal Meridien and not Meridien Mina Seyahi. Also note, there is a separate parking area for direct access to Zengo. Don’t put the car in valet unless you wish to take a short stroll through the hotel grounds to find it.

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Zengo is probably the biggest Pan Asian restaurant I’ve stepped foot in. Spread out over an indoor and outside dining area with separate bars, 3 of them to be exact. One end houses the sushi bar and grill whilst the middle is a long bar with opposite being the resident DJ who mixes house tunes all evening.

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The furnishings are sleek and detailed with the overall ambiance inviting. The outdoor bar is impressive although the yellow lighting over the outdoor dining table which overlooks the beach, sounds great but it reality wasn’t great for photos so we chose to sit inside at a semi circle booth.

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The food menu is one single page covering Thai, Chinese and Japanese cuisine which is a new directive created by Chinese Chef Lieu back in September.

The raw dishes are executed and presented beautifully. The fresh seafood tasted divine. I can highly recommend trying the Suzuki aka the seabass sashimi.

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The dumplings I found to be quite average. Not a lot of flavor at all. I’ve tasted better dumplings at Din Tai Fung. The duck pancakes was a strange¬†combination of flavors and textures, not a dish I’d order again.

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I wasn’t fond of the ¬†grilled seafood, as it wasn’t juicy, perhaps a little overcooked as it was powdery in texture.

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The popular main dish is the coconut chicken and I can see why, char grilled sliced pieces of juicy chicken on a bed of coconut sauce with a generous garnishing of green herbs. Delish!

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Our waitress Madina was like our best friend. Chatting away and answering all of our questions without hesitation and also feeding back our thoughts to the chef.

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The drink list is extensive and impressive. I immensely enjoyed the Italian wine. I could of easily knocked back a bottle to myself.

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Ladies Night @ Zengo 7-12pm every Tuesday 3 free drinks and 50% off food

The restaurant was quiet when we dined on a Wednesday night. My guess it would be hard to fill considering the size. I’ve been told the Ladies Night gets quite busy though so it’s best to make a reservation.

Next time I visit I’ll definitely re-order the Thai food and the raw fish.

Call for reservations 043995555

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What to eat when you visit Sydney

The top 10 things to eat when in Sydney, Australia.

  1. Yum Cha aka Dim Sum. Recommended location: Cabramatta, this is where you’ll find the most authentic tasting dishes.

2. If you’re a fan of My Kitchen Rules then you must pay a visit to Kin By Us in Macquarie Park. The duo serve up some Asian inspired fusion dishes which are not to be missed.

3. Bao’s are all the rage. You can find these¬†soft and squishy buns at Belly Bao or alternatively¬†Mr. Bao or Bao Stop.

4. Who doesn’t love a soda float? Especially when said soda float contains alcohol. Find them from none other than The Soda Factory, in Surry Hills.

5. Fancy AF ice creams. I mean look at my ice cream. It’s floating in a cloud. Create your own at Aqua S.

6. If you’re lucky enough to have family or friends in Oz then there’s nothing like a home cooked meal prepared on the BBQ along with some fresh seafood. Check out my Xmas spread below.

7. Everyone’s always looking for the best gelato in Sydney. I can tell you now that N2 extreme rocked my socks off. I prefer it over Messina.

8. A freak shake. Canberra started the craze and the rest of Oz followed. Check out The Missing Piece in Macquarie Centre for your fix.

9. A pork sausage roll with tomato sauce. Nuff said.

10. Last but not least, a chicken schnitzel or schnitty as us Aussie like to call them.
Most pubs and RSL clubs serve up a decent schnitty and I couldn’t leave Sydney again without smashing one down. Don’t forget to ask for chicken salt on your chips and your choice of gravy.

My top 10 places to eat dumplings in Dubai

Listed below are my favorite places to eat dumplings in Dubai.

Noodle Bowl, Satwa

Din Tai Fung

Ping Pong, Dubai Mall

Social House, Dubai Mall

P.F Changs

Asia Asia, Pier 7

The China Club, Radisson Blu Dubai Creek

Haru, Silicon Oasis

Yuan

Royal China

Hakkassan

 

What are your favorite dumplings and where do you go to eat them? Let me know in the comments section below.

Nossy x

Dubai Restaurant Week @ OKKU

Dubai Restaurant Week comes around once every year at the end of February. I missed out last year so I made sure I set reminders this time round to ensure¬†I wouldn’t¬†miss out again. For those that don’t know, Dubai Restaurant Week offers diners the ability to sample some of Dubai’s top fine dining establishments¬†with a set menu for just a fraction of the price.IMG_4150The booking was made and the night arrived and off we set, taking a few back roads to avoid the traffic on SZR and we pulled up out¬†the front of the H hotel. Ba Bow. Wrong. Sorry Ma’am, the valet parking is at the rear of the hotel. So we try again, and again and again. 4th time lucky and after much stress we find the valet parking. Like surely it’d be easier if they took your car at the front of the hotel and drove it to the back as they know exactly which tiny alley way to take to valet parking entrance. Anyways we try not let this dampen our evening ahead.IMG_4149We arrive at the front desk and the hand over our reservation number. Oh I’m sorry Ma’am it looks like your booking has been cancelled. Sorry? We wait patiently while they look into the problem and they quickly rectify the situation and show us to our table. OKKU oozes opulence like no other. A chic Japanese restaurant with suave Hollister model-like waiters to match. IMG_4148They bring us some edamame to start, quickly followed by the duck salad which has ample amounts of shredded duck and fresh bursts of pomegranate seeds. Delish!

Then came the sushi boat of scrumptious ebi maki rolls. I could of easily devoured a boat to myself.

IMG_4135They had run out of fresh passion fruit so I opted for a virgin strawberry mojito instead.IMG_4132These were the spicy tuna sushi. Deep fried oblongs of rice topped with marinated spicy tuna pieces. My friends weren’t a fan of these but I didn’t mind it. Something different.IMG_4134Then came the crunchy wasabi prawns. I’m not a fan of wasabi so I tried one but then let my friends finish¬†them off.IMG_4137The yellow fin tuna carpaccio never arrived according to the menu order so I had to ask the waiter for it’s whereabouts. Lucky we did as they were ready to bring us the main course of the miso black cod. Delicate slices of tuna soaked in a yuzu pepper & zesty balsamic ponzu and garnished with circles of spring onion. This was my favorite until the main dish arrived.

The¬†main¬†course and¬†what everyone talks about is how good OKKU’s miso black cod is. They aren’t stingy on the portion size either. Grilled to heavenly perfection you’ve never tried a cod this good. This dish is the eptiome of the term melt in your mouth.

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How could any meal be complete without dessert. Okku offers a dark chocolate fondant which is not too sweet and not to bitter, complete with a side of creamy vanilla ice cream.

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At an affordable 189 dirhams per person #DubaiRestaurantWeek is such a steal. The service was impeccable despite the restaurant being almost at capacity. We left content and with a smile on our faces. OKKU would be the perfect place for date night.

Location: 1st Floor, H Hotel.

Phone: 04 5018888

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Asian fusion @ Shanghai Chic

Tucked away in the beautifully stunning Movenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate, is the super chic Asian fusion restaurant aptly named Shanghai Chic. It’s one of eight restaurants which can be found inside the 5 star hotel.

Cherrie the restaurant manager greeted us upon arrival and was expecting our visit. The restaurant is made up of half moon booths as well as tables for larger groups. We were led to our seats where we were handed the menus and given a brief overview of how it works.

There are two options to choose from. You can chose to eat a la carte or go for the unlimited tasting menu for 199AED with soft drinks or 299AED with house beverages. Like hello? Who wouldn’t want to choose the unlimited tasting menu which means you can try as many items off the menu (in smaller portions) until you find what you like and then order it again. Or at least that’s what I thought I would do.

We place our first round order of food as well as some fresh pineapple juice for drinks. While we wait they bring us some appetizers of prawn crackers, roasted almonds and spicy cucumbers, although I tried not to waste too much space on these. The oriental music in the background is very fitting to the restaurant theme as is the large dragon painting which lines the main wall.

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Prawn crackers, roasted nuts and spicy cucumbers

The chef surprised us with a special dish aptly named the “Swimmer Crab”. A deep fried crab cake topped with mayonnaise, fish roe and surrounded with segments of pomelo and spanish onions among other ingredients sitting¬†perched on the top¬†of a black pebble stone.¬† A masterpiece that I didn’t want to eat or ruin, but I was so glad I did. The different textures and flavors made a harmonious delight on my palette. My tastebuds danced for joy.¬†*Note to readers: you cannot eat the stone*

We thought the Swimmer Crab was impressive. Then came the various starters with the duck cigars causing the biggest stir.¬†The details in this dish were just incredible. Served in a cigar box complete with faux ash. The crunchy crispy coating of the cigar was then filled with a marinated duck filling. Superb. I couldn’t help but hold it like a cigar while I ate it. I enjoyed mostly all of the starters we received although the steamed dumplings could of benefited from being a little warmer in terms of temperature.

How is this for presentation? The duck cigars WOW’ed us. Not only in presentation but in taste as well.

The head chef is as humble as he is talented. Coming to greet us and introduce himself we were in awe of his creativeness. Chef Pallay loves to bring something fresh to the table which shows not only through his food presentation but also with the ever changing menu which is updated every 3 months. They believe this keeps the regular clientele happy.

The kunafa prawns and foie gras gyoza showcased a nice mix of fusion cuisine. It definitely keeps the menu interesting.

Ok, so maybe we might of over ordered, but we tried everything that was brought to our table. Don’t let the small portion sizes fool you, you will get full.¬†They also have multiple pork options on the menu too.¬† I loved the addition of pomegranates on the sweet n sour pork, although my favorite and the most flavorsome¬†had to be the pork belly as it was super tender and fatty. I would of ordered another round but we still had desserts to come.

We chose 3 out of the 5 dessert options to share including a so so mango pudding, indulgent banana fritters with a thick toffee sauce and a mini chocolate freak shake which was surprisingly good and our favorite of the 3.

Every dish which arrived throughout the evening was made with such love and attention while the service was friendly, personable and memorable.

I was so impressed with¬†Shanghai Chic overall¬†that I’ll be taking my visitors back for a dinner that I know will impress.

 

If you can’t make it for dinner one evening then Shanghai Chic also joins forces with some of the hotel restaurants to host¬†a weekly Friday brunch as well.

Location: Ground floor, Movenpick Hotel, Ibn Battuta Gate

Phone: 04 5509252

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Ladies night @ TOKO

Located in the Vida Hotel downtown TOKO has been on my list of places to eat for a long time and not just because Kim Kardashian ate there (although I may have tried to get a reservation to attend her dinner). Basically it’s a chic Japanese restaurant which has a good reputation.

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So what better way to celebrate a friends birthday than on ladies night at Temptation by TOKO. Ladies receive 4 free drinks and 30% off the total food bill.

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Sporting a contemporary Japanese design; separate dining and bar as well as an outdoor area complete with water features and floating umbrellas overhead.¬†I didn’t see a DJ but I assume there was one, spinning some great deep house covers, creating an overall chic but lively¬†atmosphere.

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We had a mix of starters…

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Spicy Edamame
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Soft Shell Crab
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Shrimps with dynamite sauce
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Prawn, avocado and chilli mayo sushi
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Chicken skewers
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Wagyu beef gyoza

All of which were enjoyable except the wagyu beef gyoza. I expect the filling to be super tender and the skin of the dumplings were a little tough and overall it was too oily. Probably wouldn’t order these again.

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The Wagyu Beef Gyoza – A little disappointing

But my favorite dish was definitely the pulled beef kamameshi that we had for a main. It comes with rice and is served with roast shallots and miso butter. It was so flavorsome. Highly recommended.

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Served in a cute hot pot and mixed at your table by your server
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Just delicious

After dwelling on the dessert menu for a long time, I opted for the chocolate hazelnut fondant with milk ice cream. I’m glad I did. I normally find an all chocolate fondant too rich for my liking but the hazelnut sauce inside this particular dessert was heavenly. Not too rich, a perfect combination. My friend opted for a mix of puddings & cheesecake.

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Chocolate fondant with a hazelnut sauce inside

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What’s better than mochi? Mochi ice cream of course.¬†The chef was even nice enough to let me try a chocolate flavored one. The texture obviously changes as the outside skin is frozen but the chocolate and vanilla ice cream filling is smooth and creamy.

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In summary I would  highly recommend TOKO for a fun ladies night out with great food and a buzzing atmosphere.

TOKO: Vida Downtown Dubai

Reservations: 04 4428383

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Yum Cha @ The China Club

The China Club has been on my foodie hit list pretty much since I moved to Dubai nearly two years ago. For me, Yum Cha or Dim Sum (as some may call it) was a ritual with my family and eventually friends too, so much so that I started my own Yum Cha Club which entailed monthly meetings held at various yum cha places around Sydney.

Two years later I’m still on the hunt for the best Yum Cha restaurant in Dubai. ¬†So one sunny Friday morning we arranged a small gathering and 4 of us set off¬†to Radisson Blu in Baniyas to see what all the fuss was about.

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We arrive at the hotel and walk down some long halls before finding The China Club. Tucked away in the corner, there was no one to greet us as we entered. There are two private dining areas on either side before we reached the main dining area which isn’t overly big¬†by any means but had very¬†formal classic decor.

IMG_3188I secretly wish we had a bigger group so we sit at a table with a lazy susan but I’m happy we got seated in a booth which is great for small talk.

IMG_3217The waiter explained the Friday brunch deal to us and then took our drink orders. For a set price of 139AED per person you get an array of fried and steamed dim sum, tea, soft drinks and iced tea, starters consisting of salads and soups, as well as mains of noodles and rice and last but not least, dessert! Phew. Make sure you go with an appetite.

We started with delicious hot soups. I had the chicken & corn soup which was fragrant and enjoyable but I didn’t want to fill up on soup¬†as I wanted to leave space for lots of dumplings.

IMG_3192IMG_3194The steamed dim sum were my favorite and I particularly liked the freshness of the dumplings. The har gow was perfectly sticky and you could tell everything was made fresh in house. This is probably the most authentic tasting dumplings I’ve had in Dubai other than Din Tai Fung.

IMG_3196IMG_3206IMG_3203IMG_3207We went through a few rounds of steamed dumplings, making sure not to eat too many fried ones as they fill you up too much and then decided to try some crispy noodles for mains. I enjoyed the crunchy texture of the crispy noodles but they were nearly impossible to eat with chopsticks.

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Crispy noodles

 

I asked to order some¬†chicken wings as it was the only thing off the steamed dim sum trolley we didn’t try but unfortunately they don’t serve them anymore and just haven’t updated the menu since. So we moved onto dessert. Red bean paste sesame balls which were a favorite amongst my friends as well as some puddings, (mango with strawberries was my fav) and vanilla ice cream with lychee. By this stage we were bursting at the seams.

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Chinese Jasmine Tea

The service could of been better considering¬†the restaurant wasn’t overly full. We mentioned this to the manager on duty who apologized and assured us next time it wouldn’t happen.IMG_3187This is the only restaurant I’ve found so far serving dim sum out of trolleys like back home. The price is great value and you’ll definitely leave with a full belly. The only thing missing is the pork.

The China Club – Radisson Blu, Dubai Creek, Deira

Bookings –¬†04 4489059

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Taipei Dao -Tasteful Taiwanese

I’m so thankful to a lovely friend of mine for inviting me to a tasting evening at Taipei Dao. I’d never heard of this restaurant before which is now situated in Southridge Tower #4 in Downtown Dubai; a) even though it had been open for 5 months already and b) it had a been a long standing restaurant in Dubai but previously located in Healthcare City.IMG_1789The restaurant has a modern Asian twist in terms of design and is broken down into 3 parts; the restaurant, a bakery and a grocery store. You’d be surprised to know this restaurant does not serve any white rice which the owner likes to call ‘dead rice’. Instead they serve a variety of germinated brown rice which is better for your insides. Taipei Dao also caters for Gluten Free.

 

The owner, a lovely lady named Felice, is so passionate about what she does. The grocery items for sale (which are also used in the restaurant for cooking) are all hand picked and imported from Taiwan. This includes a range of tea, organic brown rice, vinegars etc. None of their food contains any MSG. They make all of their sauces used in their dishes in house and they also use a deep sea salt which means it’s in it’s purest form but also free from any pollution.¬†They don’t do any advertising as they believe the food will speak for itself. Or the patrons will speak for the food. I, myself¬†haven’t stopped raving it about it since my last visit.

The drinks: Taipei Dao’s shelves and menu has so many varieties of tea that you will be spoilt for choice. They even have a dedicated tea master tasting area. On my visit I chose to drink a black bubble tea with milk and chewy¬†tapioca pearls. Enjoyable but filling so beware on drinking too much too soon and not leaving enough room for the food. However the pu-erh xiao tuo cha tea we had between dishes helps to aid digestion as does the shot of lavender vinegar we had post food, both of which are available for purchase from their¬†in-house store.

The starters: A mixture of steamed dumplings, beef pan fried dumplings, a hot and sour soup (which you won’t find on the menu but can request as a special) and oriental spring onion pancake served with a homemade soy based sauce – very addictive.

Favorites included: The almond and prawn spring rolls with pineapple and the seafood cake. The almond and prawn spring roll was a new concept to me. Coated in almond flakes making the coating extra crunchy whilst the sweet pineapple addition inside is a nice contrast against the chunky prawn filling. The seafood cakes are like giant pan fried dumplings with combination of seafood inside. Just delicious!

The mains: We were served a mixture of hot and cold main course dishes. The cold dishes included slices of chicken and goose served with fresh strips of ginger. One of my favorites was the pineapple fruity prawn. Firstly the presentation was impressive, served in half a pineapple, garnished with cleverly designed vegetables but the flavor and quality of the ingredients was superb. The beef stew served in a hot pot was another. Having been steamed for hours which keeps the texture of the beef together the tenderness alone is something not to be missed as is the gorgeous gravy it is based in. However it was the well executed hammour in ginger which stole the show for me. Delicate, fresh and flavorsome. I secretly wished I didn’t have to share it. Highly recommended.

The dessert: It may look like a regular chocolate fondant but it was anything but.  Made with 50% whole wheat and 70% cocoa and served with a pomelo and kumquat home made ice cream which created an intersting flavor contrast between dark chocolate and citrus.IMG_1844

Takeaway: We were given the choice to take home some freshly baked treats from the in-house bakery. I chose the spring onion roll which I ate the next day. I devoured it so quickly I was tempted to drive downtown immediately for more. Full of flavor. I’ll be picking some up on my next visit for sure.

IMG_1871For all those dumpling lovers you’d be please to know that Taipei Dao offers ‘all you can eat’ dumplings every Friday and Saturday for lunch & dinner for just 98AED! What a steal. I’m already looking forward to my next visit.

Opening hours: 12-3 pm, 6:30-10:30pm

Address: Southridge Tower 4, Downtown Dubai, Dubai

Phone number: 04 4510694

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24 hours in Singapore

I touch down after a 7 and a bit hour flight from Sydney and¬†I pass swiftly through immigration. When I say swiftly I was through there in no longer than 5 minutes. That’s a first in any country I’ve ever been to! I’m already impressed with Singapore as I make my way to cab line, making sure not to get into a premium taxi or limo by mistake. I’ve heard Singapore is an expensive city so I’m trying to save money where I can.

My taxi driver is knowledgeable having grown up here. He know’s exactly where I’m headed. As we drive away from the airport I am gobsmacked by how green and luscious the streets are, a stark contrast to the sandy roads back home in Dubai.

After reaching my friends condo and dumping my suitcase I get changed and we head straight out for some food. We take a short walk and we arrive at Lau pa sat hawker center which just so happens to be the largest and oldest hawker centre in Singapore! For those who don’t know what a Hawker Centre is basically a food market containing numerous different types of stalls offering a range of cuisines¬†all for a reasonable price.

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It’s a Victorian style building which houses this food market and every where you look there is something cooking, wok’s sizzling, steam rising and it’s in this precise moment, jet lagged or not, I feel like I am indeed in Singapore.

I pace around look at all the varieties. How does one choose. With umpteen noodles, rices dishes, dumplings, poultry and seafood it makes it nearly impossible. We settle on carrot cake A.K.A Chai tow kway, soursap for drinks (which has immense health properties), Hainanese steamed chicken and rice served with buk choy and chicken broth (which I decided on as there was a queue full of locals so it must be good right?), cheung fun stuffed with prawns and some boiled dumplings. Cheap, delicious and very satisfying.

After our tummies are full we head to Marina Bay Sands for a nightcap at¬†C√Č LA VI SkyBar. The view will leave you speechless. It’s also super scary being that high up if you’re scared of heights like I am but it’s definitely not to be missed. You might even be lucky enough to catch the light show.IMG_1033A cocktail on the rooftop averages around the 25 Singaporean dollar mark. Whilst a standard nip & mixer still around 20 Singapore dollars.IMG_1032We managed to get into the VIP lounge so I could snap a quick photo of that famous infinite pool which only the hotel guests have the pleasure of using.IMG_1051The following morning we went for breakfast at¬†Wild Honey in Scott’s Square. The menu sounded super appealing and even though it was fully booked when we tried to call, they were able to seat us as a walk-in around 10am on a weekend. We even managed to nab an outdoor table.

A spicy citrus juice, roast almond latte, flinders lane breakfast with a side of candied bacon set me back a whopping 50 Singapore dollars including tip & service charge. It was a delicious breakfast but the portion size defeated me.

Wanting to do some site seeing in my short time remaining we grabbed a taxi to Gardens by the Bay¬†Unfortunately due to the weather the OCBC skyway was closed when we arrived. Probably a good thing for me considering I’m a wuss when it comes to heights. Inside we find a restaurant inside one of the futuristic super trees which you can pay entry for and also enjoy a beverage whilst taking in the 360 views. The outdoor balcony was shut for a little while so we drank our tea inside.

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However once it was open we were both eager to go outside on the balcony. Again, the nerves kicked in as what instills more fear in me than heights itself is a floor beneath my feet which I can see through. It was like a metal grate which did not seem safe to me at all but I’m sure it was.

Even on a gloomy overcast day the unrestricted views from the rooftop viewing platform are magnificent. I’m sure on clearer days you could see the surrounding islands.

 

IMG_1086IMG_1087We head downstairs and buy tickets for the cloud forest dome. It’s a magical place. An indoor forest of exotic plants and waterfalls.

After exploring the cloud forest we start to venture back towards my friends place with a pit stop along the way for lunch. We end up in the food court at Marina Bay Sands where I search for a soup, something to try cure my throat which by this stage is starting to close over. I stumble across a place serving a Beef noodle soup for about 9 Singapore dollars.

IMG_1234Right behind us we see another food shop and were mesmerized as we watched a chef making handmade noodles.

Part of me wish I got to see this first as I definitely would of eaten from his shop. However for a first timer these food courts can be overwhelming as there is so much variety to choose from, you could spend all day just deciding.

I do recommend doing your research before travelling as Singapore can be quite an expensive city depending on a) how long your there for b) what you want to do and c) where you want to eat.

I only got a taste of what Singapore has to offer and there is so much more to see, eat and do, that next time I’ll definitely be staying longer than 24 hours.

Eat well, travel well.

Nossy x